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Introduction to River Ice Engineering

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After participating in the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand river ice processes and river ice engineering applications
  • Discover the tools and methods used in river science and engineering
  • Develop a fundamental understanding of river ice characteristics and behavior
  • Appreciate the challenges confronted in managing river ice
  • Apply the theory of river ice processes to practical applications associated with river ice management

River ice causes prevalent problems in Canada and will be addressed in this course. Breakup and subsequent ice jams cause significant damage in some areas. This course will provide an introduction to river ice engineering and is tailored to an audience of non-specialist professionals. From the formation of ice covers to breakup and ice jams, this course will illustrate the river ice processes and identify common problems associated with these processes through case studies.

Course Outline:

  • General overview
  • River ice properties
  • Freeze-up processes
  • Freeze-up time (Excel numerical exercise)
  • Numerical modelling
  • Monitoring river ice covers
  • Ice thickness predictions (Excel numerical exercise)
  • Ice jam processes
  • Ice-jam flood forecasting

Who Should Attend:
Professionals involved in the management of river ice engineering projects, including: Water Resource Engineers & Specialists • River Engineers • Environmental Specialists • Project Managers • Civil Engineers • Technologists & Technicians • Engineering Consultants

Course Rating
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This course is currently scheduled at the following locations. Click the city name to learn even more details about this course.

Calgary, AB
on 9/26/2019

Mississauga, ON
on 12/16/2019

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